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“The Prosperity Quintet – Measuring Prosperity in Germany and Other Early Industrialised Countries”

At the website of “Denkwerkzukunft” please find the article [...] of “The Prosperity Quintet”.
It explains the concept that societies have of prosperity is largely determined by how they measure prosperity. In many countries, by far the most important gauge is the gross domestic product (GDP),….
However, prosperity is more. It also includes the pacification of

(Deutsch) Fritz Hinterberger als Key Note Speaker am Immobilien Forum West 2012

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”What kind of science do we want for which kind of world in 2025?”

A Key Event at the Planet under Pressure Conference
The EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action “VISION RD4SD [...]” is working on a “shared vision on how best to harness research and development for sustainable development (RD4SD).”
This vision is being developed by the 33 partners and observers that include science funding bodies and

Implications of a persistent low growth path – A Scenario Analysis

Pirgmaier, E., Stocker, A. and Hinterberger F. (2010)
This paper provides the starting point of an ongoing research project that analyses the macroeconomic implications (on employment, consumption, income, public finances, resource use, CO2-emissions etc.) of a persistent low-growth path for the Austrian economy and society.
A persistent decline in economic growth has not yet been [...]

(Deutsch) Nachhaltigkeitslabel im Handel – nachhaltig produzieren für den Handel

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Resource Efficiency in developing and emerging economies

SERI´s research group “Sustainable Resource Use” investigates the use of natural resources on which our societies are built. Some of the central concerns in this field include differences in extraction, consumption, trade and efficiency across different countries and world regions.

The basis of much of our work in this field is the website, an online portal for material flow data providing easy access to global data on resource extraction for more than 200 countries and the time period of 1980 to 2008, aggregated into 12 categories of material flows. The website is based on the first comprehensive and worldwide database on global resource extraction, set up and administrated by SERI in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy.

Resource Use and Resource Efficiency in Africa

This study provides the first comparative assessment of material consumption and material productivity in Africa. Commissioned by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD ), this study reviews current trends and distributions of resource consumption and developments of resource productivity over the past 28 years across Africa.

Resource Use and Resource Efficiency in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States

This study provides a comparative assessment of material consumption and material productivity in 30 selected countries covering Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly Independent States (NIS) in the Caucasus and Central Asia between 1995 and 2008. It was also commissioned by UNIDO. To facilitate comparison, the region was divided into three geographical groups: New EU Member States (NMS), South East Europe (SEE) and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA).

Resource Use and Resource Efficiency in Emerging Economies

This study examines patterns and trends in resource use and resource efficiency in 16 emerging economies in Africa, Asia and Latin America between 1985 and 2005. It was also commissioned by UNIDO under the “Green Industry” Programme.

RESCUE Report launched in Brussels

The report “Responses to Environmental and Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth (RESCUE)” was launched at the International Press Centre in Brussels on February 16th. For more information on this ESF/COST Foresight Initiative please visit The full report can be downloaded here [...].


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